There are several species of centipedes and the vast majority do not have 100 legs as we all believed. The number of legs a centipede has depends on the number of segments that make up its body, and these vary by species. Centipedes have one pair of legs on each segment and two pairs on each of the last two segments.
Although not all of them have the same number of legs (they have 15 to 170 pairs with spines and nails), they do have a long and narrow body in common, and their first two legs have poisonous glands that are used to attack.
Although we all saw the centipede as a harmless animal, it is a predator (it feeds on any type of insect, earthworm and mollusk). Even the females must protect their eggs from the males, hiding them and then leaving them to fend for themselves.
It is aggressive and does not back down when fighting for its prey. He makes use of his poison to paralyze his rival, and is elusive as he burrows into the ground.
Source: Diario Ecologia by diarioecologia.com.
*The article has been translated based on the content of Diario Ecologia by diarioecologia.com. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!
*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.
*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!